Other attractions at the event in Allesley Park walled garden next Saturday include samples of unusual vegetables such as a 400-year-old variety of asparagus peas, and Hamburg parsley
, introduced in the 1720s.
Although not new, there are three root vegetables from Marshall's which have done extremely well with me - Salsify Mammoth, Scorzonera Habil and the turnip-rooted Hamburg Parsley
Tap-rooted vegetables like carrots, parsnips, salsify, scorzonera and Hamburg parsley
which has a flavour between parsley and aniseed should be grown on a site that was well-manured for a crop grown the previous season, such as potatoes or brassicas.
has roots like a small parsnip and a flavour which is a cross between aniseed and parsley.
Gems include Burpee's golden beetroot, early horn carrot, white Belgian carrots, Hamburg parsley
, red top Norfork turnips and various old varieties of cabbage.